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New bloggers should find webhosting provider who have following minimum qualities.
24/7 Support Service
24/7 support service is especially useful when you first start web hosting. You will see almost every web hosting provider claims for 24/7. However, reality is quite different. The best way to ascertain the validity of their claims is to send inquiry to sales department to ascertain responsiveness towards answering customer inquiries.
At Least 99% Uptime
Uptime is amount of time, your website remains live on the internet. Most web hosting provider claims 99.99% uptime. Uptime is always expressed in percentage terms. You can search for particular web hosting provider for history of uptime and other performance areas. There are websites, which keeps record of web hosting providers and allows webmasters to comment on web hosting providers.
You would find most of the comments negative one. Webmasters usually approach to these websites in case of severe disagreement with web hosting provider, rather than to appreciate good performance.
Security
Secured access to FTP, Hosting control panel and webmail.
Security is very important for both small and large ebusiness owners. It would be risky to think that small ebusiness owners are not likely to become a victim of hacking. Many hackers hack websites just for fun and establish their authority in the market.
Websites can be hacked in so many different ways. Website can be by penetrating into web-hosting providers’ admin area in addition to penetrating into web hosting control panel, your personal computer.
Therefore, you must make sure that your web hosting provider updates its software for security.
Software Installation
Ability to automatically install blogging, forums etc software. Most web hosting providers provide software such as softaculous and fantastico, which enables you to automatically install software and respective database in a friendly manner rather than going through complex process.
Web Hosting Provider Reputation & Financial Stability
Professional Webhosting Company with good future prospects. Web hosting provider should be financially sound. In addition, it must have good reputation amongst webmasters. If your webhosting provider goes out of business, then you need to transfer all your files and do settings to new web hosting provider. All these activities from buying another web hosting account and transfer files and settings may take sufficient time, which may result in lost sales revenue, loss of goodwill amongst customers and search engine ranking etc.

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